Articles tagged beastie boys

5 Jun 2012 // 5:30 AM

Talib Kweli Debuts New Song as Tribute to Adam Yauch

At a recent gig at the Sound Academy in Toronto, perennial PopMatters fave Talib Kweli debuted a new song in tribute to the Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch, who recently passed away. Word is, his sixth album Prisoner of Conscious will be on the way this year, but no release date has been announced yet. We are eagerly awaiting it.

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Watch Adam Yauch’s “Fight For Your Right Revisited”

MCA's 2011 Sundance short is a celebrity-packed homage to everything the Beastie Boys were about.

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame or Shame?

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recently announced its 15 nominees for its 2012 induction class. Once again, that means the blogosphere is abuzz with complaints about the Hall's irrelevancy. Are they legitimate?

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Beastie Boys - “Dont Play No Game That I Can’t Win” Spike Jonze Video

The Beastie Boys, in action figure form, battle an anti-Beasties group in their new music video.

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Here’s Your 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

While some music fans believe that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a great honor, others believe that it’s only a chance

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And the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees Are…

When the list of nominated artists for the 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was released this morning, there were a few surprises.

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Paul McCartney - “Momma Miss America”

“Momma Miss America” is another instrumental track on the McCartney album, as the only voice heard is that of an engineer announcing that this is

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There’s no other way to put it:  Donovan Leitch is cool. With a cool dad (‘60s folkie Donovan), a cool sister (actress Ione

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3 Dec 2009 // 9:59 PM

MCA’s Heavy News

This is more about the surprise I felt when an hour after my heart ached for my own mother it ached again in a similar way for someone whom I have never actually met. So I’ve spent probably months listening to the Beastie Boys. So what? This gives me the right? The short answer is “Yes. Yes, it does."

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29 Oct 2009 // 10:00 PM

Beastie Boys: Hello Nasty

If Hello Nasty seems less unusual than it did on its appearance in 1998, its inventiveness should not be overlooked.

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22 Jul 2009 // 5:26 AM

CHICAGO — The Yeah Yeah Yeahs were named new Lollapalooza headliners Tuesday to replace the Beastie Boys. Texas-based promoters C3 Presents moved quickly to secure an

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Beastie Boys: Check Your Head

At first the Beastie Boys were brats, then they were bratty; with their third album Check Your Head they dropped an ebullient bomb that is both heartfelt and soulful.

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Beastie Boys: Paul’s Boutique (20th Anniversary Edition)

Aside from a sharpened sonic feel, the 20th Anniversary Edition of this '80s classic is lacking in extras.

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2009 marks the 20th anniversary of the Beastie Boys critically acclaimed Paul’s Boutique. This is the album that gave us “Shake Your Rump”, “Egg Man”

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Rebels Wit Attitude: Beastie Boys

In this excerpt of PopMatters' new book Rebels Wit Attitude, Ellis discusses how Beastie Boys were not afraid to play the enemy within, often mocking the macho strutting of harder rappers.

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27 Aug 2008 // 11:00 PM

E.S.L.: Eye Contact

A band that consists of piano, cello, violin, and drums. An all-female group unafraid to cover Neil Young and the Beastie Boys. A song that compares a lover to Secretariat. E.S.L. is all of these things.

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31 Mar 2008 // 11:00 PM

It Ain’t No Joke

Hip-hop, like most other arts, intentionally pays humor less mind because, hey, it's not supposed to be taken seriously! But seriously.

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25 Sep 2007 // 4:28 AM

21 years later, Beastie Boys are still rocking steady

And to think the world was ready to dismiss them as disposable one-hit wonders. Two decades after concocting a rap-rock Reese’s Cup, and serving

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25 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

Beastie Boys: The Mix-Up

Beastie Boys duct-tape their mouths shut and come up with a competent palette-cleanser-slash-chillout album.

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If You Hear Any Noise…: An Interview with Beastie Boys

Beastie Boys take you to the stage with their concert film Awesome: I Fuckin' Shot That!.

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

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"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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